Instructional technology / distance education

Ed-tech start-up Ranku pitches increased online enrollments sans marketing dollars

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Ed-tech start-up Ranku pitches efficiency, not marketing, to universities interested in enrolling more students online. Early results from Columbia University are promising.

HighEdWeb 2015 Annual Conference

Date: 
Sun, 10/04/2015 to Wed, 10/07/2015

Location

509 W. Wisconsin Avenue
53203 Milwaukee , Wisconsin
United States

The Learning House acquires Carnegie Mellon U. spinoff Acatar

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The Learning House, an online enabler, acquires Carnegie Mellon U spinoff Acatar to be more competitive among prestigious universities.

Justice Department moves to intervene in disability discrimination lawsuit

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The U.S. Department of Justice seeks to join a blind student's discrimination lawsuit against Miami University in Ohio. The university denies the allegations.

Four liberal arts colleges, early to the MOOC scene, form online education consortium

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Four liberal arts colleges -- all early adopters of massive open online courses -- form a consortium to expand their online education efforts.

U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to offer online M.B.A. through Coursera

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U of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign partners with massive open online course provider Coursera to launch a low-cost online M.B.A.

'The Pulse' podcast features an interview with Greg Golkin of Echo360

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In this month's edition of Inside Higher Ed's podcast The Pulse, Greg Golkin, head of platform innovation at Echo360, discusses Echo 360's Active Learning Platform and how the company has expanded beyond lecture capture.

Web Conference at Penn State

Date: 
Mon, 06/22/2015 to Wed, 06/24/2015

Location

215 Innovation Boulevard, Penn Stater Conference Center and Hotel
16803 State College , Pennsylvania
United States

Survey shows participation in online courses growing

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Distance learning programs at community colleges continue to grow even as two-year institutions' enrollment falls.

Academic Partnerships to pay faculty who include live online sessions in their courses

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Academic Partnerships will push for synchronous content in an upcoming platform update, offering instructors who participate a share of the revenue.

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